i love garlands. i made a bunch from fun 50s fabric for my husband's birthday last year and thought they were pretty awesome. these etsy artists have some seriously cool garlands that i'm drooling over.
sorry i'm a little slow today guys...stayed up too late last night eating thai food and going to the movies with my hubby for my birthday. i'm one cup of coffee in and and feeling much more awake. this lake house, designed by Bercy Chen Studio, is so extremely bad ass! look at all of the glass to water seamless transitions and amazing angles. you have to go here to see the rest of the photos on trendir and find out more about this amazing house!
there are some great new sunbrella stripes available through sina pearson textiles. these are all solution dyed fabrics (which means they won't fade) that are soil/stain resistant and can be used outside. outdoor fabric that looks this fabulous is hard to come by. the monaco is my favorite! monaco stripe patio stripe
yes, today is my birthday. i turned the big 3-0 today. some people think of turning 30 as a negative thing...getting older...blah blah blah . i think my mom told me she cried for 2 days, but i'm actually excited about it. you know those lists that you make in your head of "what i want to do before i turn 30"? well, i've done a lot to be happy about...
i absolutely adore this interior by envelopeA+D via desire to inspire. i tagged it "to blog" as soon as i saw the post. it's absolutely breathtaking. i seriously want that studio space and isn't that bedroom just perfect?! ugh. drool. click here to see a bunch more photos and get some more info on this awesome home.
i got this porcelain to go cup from urban outfitters this weekend and i'm in love.
Making the ordinary extraordinary, the To Go Cup, designed by James Burgess, is a clever and Earth-friendly play on the disposable paper coffee cup. Dual porcelain walls provide natural insulation, keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Tight-fitting silicone lid prevents spills. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
i went to libby's plant odyssey today at lunch to look around. i found so many fantastic flowers and vegetables that i want! i'm officially planting the garden this weekend. after weeks of tilling and sifting out rocks and weeding. oh my! i can't wait. i might have to get a few things from plant odyssey after work.
i love this idea. a diy bicycle frame lunch bag...for those of you that commute by bike to school/work. or those of you that want to bike to a picnic spot. i would have loved one of these when i was a kid. i rode my bike over a mile to school (on sidewalks with the other kids in the neighborhood). it was a blast. we were free. click here for the step by step directions via evil mad scientist laboratories.
we got some new drinking glasses a few weeks ago and i absoultely love them. they are from anchor hocking's ecoglass line and made from a minimum of 35% recycled or reclaimed glass and are available at wal-mart. yes, i said wal-mart.
i find myself saving recipe cards to my favorites on etsy. a few weeks ago i posted these sweet recipe cards by 1canoe2. there are so many sweet designs to document your favorite recipes and these are just two of my favorites!
the birmingham botanical gardens had their annual plant sale last weekend. i went and spent way more money that i should have on some yummy herbs and vegetables. i saw bushes and flowers that i had never seen before. they also had tons of hybrids and varieties of veggies. it took place in an abandoned bruno's building. you can see how huge it was. that's only about a third of the building below too! i can't wait to plant all my goodies this weekend. the garden is calling.